Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Cisco Acquires Synata for Collaboration Search Tools

Cisco has acquired Synata, a start-up based in San Francisco that developed search tools that work within Cisco Spark, the company's business collaboration service.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

Synata’s technology allows users to search both on-premise and cloud-based applications simultaneously from one platform.

Cisco said the Synata search technology works within Spark’s end-to-end encryption in the cloud. Cisco plans to integrate the technology into its Spark platform.


Cisco to Acquire Leaba Semiconductor for $320M

Cisco agreed to acquire Leaba Semiconductor, a venture-backed fabless semiconductor company, for $320 million in cash and assumed equity awards, plus additional retention based incentives. Leaba, which is based in Israel, specializes in networking semiconductors.  The company is in stealth mode and has not announced any products. The Leaba team will report into Cisco’s Core Hardware Group, led by Senior Vice President, Ravi Cherukuri. https://blogs.cisco.com/news/networking-semiconductors-news http://www.leabasemiconductor.com/ Leaba...

Cisco to Acquire CliQr for Cloud Orchestration

Cisco agreed to acquire CliQr Technologies, a start-up offering an application-defined cloud orchestration platform to model, deploy and manage applications across bare metal, virtualized and container environments. Cisco will pay $260 million in cash and assumed equity awards, plus retention based incentives. The CliQr platform provides a broad variety of application profile templates and an integrated service library to make it easier to model...

Cisco agreed to acquire Jasper Technologies, which offers a cloud-based IoT service platform, for $1.4 billion in cash and assumed equity awards, plus additional retention based incentives. Jasper, which is based in Santa Clara, California, enables the connectivity and management of any device -- from cars to jet engines to implanted pacemakers -- over the cellular networks of service providers.  The company said its Software as a Service (SaaS)...